Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was heckled during the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on violent crime in New York City today.
An angry New Yorker dropped the hammer on Schiff while the congressman was reading his opening statement.
“This committee has used every means at its disposal to disrupt, interrupt, and interfere with Donald Trump’s prosecution,” Schiff said.
“Republicans would have you believe it is a mere coincidence that all of a sudden and out of the blue, the chairman Jordan decided that the state of NY is a wonderful place to do a hearing — not the chairman’s home state of Ohio, with its high rates of murder.”
Schiff didn’t get very far before he was brutally heckled by a man in the crowd, however.
“You’re a scumbag,” the man yelled while pointing at Schiff.
“You guys are scumbags. All of you! Every one of you!”
WATCH: Protester DESTROYS Adam Schiff as a “Scumbag” for defending Alvin Bragg’s political weaponization of the criminal justice system against Donald Trump while ignoring violent crime in New York pic.twitter.com/DiYQ5xr9WL
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 17, 2023
While the man was being led away by police, another man heckled Schiff by yelling that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is “the reason” for violent crime in New York.
At one point, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said
“Our criminal justice system is insane.
“It’s dangerous. It’s harmful. And it is destroying the fabric of our city.
“Time and again, our police officers make an arrest, and then the person who is arrested for assault, felonious assault, robberies, and gun possession, they’re finding themselves back on the street within days, if not hours, after arrest.
“My friends, the reason we are here in New York is because you have Democrats – you have citizens – calling for some relief from this pain.
“And we are here not to use anyone, but to uplift the voices of brave people who are here to tell their story.
“In places like Tampa, Florida, in Jacksonville, Florida, in Tucson, Arizona, increasingly George Soros is putting in upwards of $40 million to elect 75 DAs to be able to engage in these downgrades.
“And by the way, not only are they downgrading the violent things they can’t even win the cases they try.”
Explosive scene at @JudiciaryGOP hearing on crime in NYC as victims scream out at Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff saying he’s politicizing, doesn’t care about victims in the city under D.A. Bragg’s soft on crime policies. The people were removed by police from the room. #NewYorkCity… pic.twitter.com/iRwIm9RvhH
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) April 17, 2023
“You’re the only ones talking about Donald Trump, we’re testifying about our families dying.”
Hecklers interrupt Rep. @AdamSchiff pic.twitter.com/8lalJayKK3
— Media Research Center (@theMRC) April 17, 2023
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